Injuries to Nurses and Nursing Assistants
With the economic demands and the high cost of providing medical care, most medical facilities are trying to do more with less. This results in understaffing, long hours and other factors that significantly increase the risk of nursing injuries. Attorneys from our firm have experience and knowledge representing nursing professionals. We can help you obtain compensation for the injuries, damages and associated costs arising from your accident.
At the law offices of Joel L. Katz, L.L.C., our lawyers have more than 125 years of combined experience. Since 1966, we have been representing clients in Annapolis and Chestertown and along the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
We represent nurses, nurse’s aides and assistants, home health care workers, nursing home staff members, and related professionals in all types of personal injury and workers’ compensation claims, including:
- Heavy lifting injuries: Nurses are often required to lift patients and move heavy medical equipment. These daily tasks can lead to back and neck injuries or repetitive stress injuries.
- Slip-and-falls: Nurses and nursing assistants often need to move quickly to respond to emergency patient needs and to help their co-workers. Especially when combined with spills on the floor or poorly kept areas, this fast-paced environment can lead to serious slip-and-fall accidents and injuries.
- Illnesses: Because they are working with sick people, it is common for medical professionals to contract various illnesses and diseases.
Your job as a nurse should not require you to suffer illnesses or injuries. Although the job can be dangerous, most work-related injuries to nurses can be traced back to the negligence of a co-worker, faulty medical equipment or hospital errors. Our attorneys will work to find the cause of the accident, build a strong case for you and fight to obtain full and fair compensation.Contact Joel L. Katz, L.L.C. - Free Initial Consultations